Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Dirksen Rule in Effect

("When I feel the heat, I see the light."-- Everett Dirksen)

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.

“I’m truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust,” the Georgia Republican told reporters outside the Capitol, saying she had visited Washington’s U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum earlier in the day. “There’s no comparison and there never ever will be.”

Color me unconvinced. She's not sorry for saying it, she's sorry for offending people. And she hasn't completely got off the crazy train:

But the Georgia Republican declined to walk back other controversial statements she has made, including one in which she compared the Democratic Party to Hitler’s party, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

I'll be more impressed if Greene visits The Legacy Museum, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The National Museum of African American History and Culture to learn something about racism, Jim Crow and the struggle to gain the right to vote for minorities (and she can take Rand Paul with her). Then she can go over to the National Air and Space Museum and learn that there is no such thing as Jewish space lasers. After that, she can go over to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and learn that the Earth is not flat and that it isn't the center of the Universe.

It's a sad thing that some Georgian Republicans have to be elected to Congress in orer to learn some basic facts about history and science.


dinthebeast said...

She has good health insurance, so I'd be more comfortable if she visited John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro for a few days... I can vouch for the excellence of the Alameda County Health system, so she would definitely be in good hands and most likely prevented from harming herself or others.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Eck! said...

Someone should red flag her. She is not safe.

She isn't sorry she said a terrible thing,
she's sorry she got called on it and can't weasel out.


B said...

"learn something about racism, Jim Crow and the struggle to gain the right to vote for minorities"....You mean those rights that the Republicans worked so hard to help the Black people gain desite the repeated and determined opposition by the Democrats?

Yeah, I know, ancient history and whataboutism.....but truth.

Comrade Misfit said...

B, right, but what you have neglected to mention is that, following LBJ's push to enact civil rights legislation in 1965, that the racists fled to the GOP, where they were welcomed with open arms by Richard Nixon and everyone since.

If, when Martin Luther King was taken to prison in October of 1960, it was Richard Nixon who had called the governor of Georgia to ask for King's release and if it was Nixon who had called Mrs. King to offer his support, Nixon would have won. But he didn't, Kennedy did, and Black support swung to Kennedy. And that was all she wrote.

It was no accident that Reagan opened his presidential run in the town where three civil rights workers were abducted and murdered.

People touting the Republican record on civil rights like to pretend that history stopped in 1959.

Richard said...

What is this MTG nonsense. She tells us what they think, so in that way she is useful. What a stupid selfish grasping person.
I wouldn't trust my people to a person like that.
Not my dog,not my cat,not my garden, not my town, not my family, not my friends,not anything at all. I would not trust this crazy person with anything.

Ten Bears said...

Pleased to see * putting all that methane to good use ...

Dark Avenger said...

In B’s Universe, LBJ reluctantly accepted the override of his veto of the CRA by the Republican majorities in the Senate and House.

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B said...

One example of your wrongness:

Robert Byrd.

It is all about the memes you promulgate and that the Media supports. The DNC has Black People believeing that they are the savior of their rights...but they don't do much to help blacks even when they are in power. The same old story over and over, for as long as I could pbserve it. They tell black people (and any other minority they can)they are downtrodden, but they don't fix any issues. Don't actually get results.... Not for nearly 50 years.
I know you want to believe that the DNC is the savior of the downtrodden, but they simply haven't materially helped them since the early 60's.

Comrade Misfit said...

That Byrd didn't shit doesn't negate the point. The premier segregationist was Strom Thurmond, and he changed parties. Jesse Helms was a Democrat who changed to being a Republican.

George Wallace didn't switch, but he renounced segregation in the 1970s and begged forgiveness.

dinthebeast said...

There you go with the DNC again. What does the Democratic National Committee have to do with anything? They're just a feckless bunch of operatives who can barely win an election where they have a fifteen point advantage.
So who is it again with delusions about the efficacy of the DNC? It ain't anyone I know. When you think in shorthand you slip up and speak in it also, and it gives away the shoddiness of the underlying thought.
The Democratic party does try to address the underlying problems that plague the lives of minorities in this country, along with the same problems in the majority population, and they are sometimes successful when they can overcome Republican obstruction. For instance, the American Recovery Act's child tax credits cut child poverty in half, and that affected minority populations disproportionally as they make up a disproportional amount of the poor. LBJ also managed to cut poverty in half, although that was more than 50 years ago.
Biden's jobs and families bills would lift another large segment of the poor out of their poverty if they can manage to overcome a goddamn Republican filibuster.
So at least the Democrats try. All the Republicans do is coddle the wealthy and pollute the environment, and neither of those policies. if you can even call them that, help anyone except the already very well off, who tend toward straight, white maleness, and not even them in the long run as they have to breathe the same air and drink the same water.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

Runnin' out'a gas though ...